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    Michael Young Retiring

    http://www.lonestarball.com/2014/1/3...ement-retiring

    Here's to the greatest Ranger ever

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    good career and good guy,stuck with the rangers when no one wanted to

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    Good career, it's a shame he got so much press in his prime for what he couldn't do rather that what he could.

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    Jack Morris 2.0

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    Retiring after joining the phillies is the totally in thing to do.. Halladay/Young and next up abreu... The benefits of being one old ****ing team.

    What was meant for me will be Mine once again... THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS IS BACK

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    Good career, it's a shame he got so much press in his prime for what he couldn't do rather that what he could.
    It is.

    He wasn't a bad player, he was just so over-rated by so many for so long, that he was torn down for so long because of his lack of defense, on base ability and power (for the caliber player he was said to be). He had a nice career. Too bad he didn't get a ring in Texas though.

    Surprised he isn't going to play a few more years, I guess no offer was interesting enough for him to play.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Blades View Post
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    I wouldn't call him the greatest Ranger ever.

    Maybe the fan favorite....

    But Pudge and Palmerio certainly had better careers as Rangers


    Young is 12th in rWAR (behind in A-Rod). Kinsler, Juan Gonzalez, Charlie Hough, Kenny Rogers etc are all ahead of him in terms of on-field value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    It is.

    He wasn't a bad player, he was just so over-rated by so many for so long, that he was torn down for so long because of his lack of defense, on base ability and power (for the caliber player he was said to be). He had a nice career. Too bad he didn't get a ring in Texas though.

    Surprised he isn't going to play a few more years, I guess no offer was interesting enough for him to play.




    I wouldn't call him the greatest Ranger ever.

    Maybe the fan favorite....

    But Pudge and Palmerio certainly had better careers as Rangers


    Young is 12th in rWAR (behind in A-Rod). Kinsler, Juan Gonzalez, Charlie Hough, Kenny Rogers etc are all ahead of him in terms of on-field value.
    Yeah but he's first in TWTW.

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    Hopefully he has learned his lesson.
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    I think a team like the Yankees or even the Dodgers could have used him, too bad he had enough I guess.

    He had a great career IMO, he was kinda overshadowed by A-Rod(his teammate when he had to move to 2B), Jeter and Garciaparra. But very good career nonetheless.

    Like Berkman I doubt he makes it to the HOF(Lance deserves it more).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinobiNYC View Post
    I think a team like the ... Dodgers could have used him
    So glad that he retired.

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    Young was basically the same SS as Jeter with the glove (I.E. historically bad). But unlike Jeter he stunk at 1B, 2B, and 3B as well. He was a popular player, had some nice post season Series. A good hitter for a SS (impressive .320/.376/.454 in RISP (Jeter is: .302/.395/.421)). Young became a joke to many in 2009 when his huge contract went into effect.

    There are per rWAR >1150 players that deserve the HOF more, please let's not hear anything about that shall we?

    Young made $90.9M for playing MLB baseball, he's got nothing to be sorry about.


    6/27/09: “We expect [Rondo] to play by the rules and be a leader as a point guard. We need him to be more of a leader,” Ainge said. “There were just a couple situations where he was late this year, I don’t know if he was sitting in his car, but showed up late and the rest of the team was there. We have team rules and you have to be on time. He was fined for being late, he said he was stuck in traffic, and it’s just unacceptable.”

    Some jerks never learn.....

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    great career. enjoy retirement michael young
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    Thank god.

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    Gonna miss seeing Mike play. My favorite Ranger ever. Wish he could have played 3-4 more years, would have a real shot at 3000 hits. But he really wants to be with his kids. He had 3 offers out there and decided not to.

    Great career, Mike, thanks.

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    Thinking about Young reaching 3000 hits, made me think.

    Who are the worst players to reach 2000 and 3000 hits


    Worst at 2000 hits is
    Doc Cramer - 2705 with a 8.7 rWAR

    Out of the 276 players with 2000 hits, Young is 262nd in career rWAR

    28 players have 3000 hits.

    Lou Brock is last in rWAR - 45.2. He is the lowest career rWAR until Dave Winfield at 63.9


    Can you imagine a sub 30 rWAR player reaching 3000 base hits?

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